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DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper day, captured here in its fourth iteration, is a one day event all about developers learning, sharing and interacting with each other in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The day is put together by the community for the community: there are no Microsoft speakers presenting, just speakers from the UK .NET developer community, which showcases technology in an interesting and unique light.
 
Join Mark Johnston and Matt Duffin of Microsoft UK as they interview organisers, presenters and delegates of DDD4 to find out exactly what makes this such a special event.

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  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    And after An_Angel and I borrowed the camera ...


    DDD4 :
    DDD4 : "Borrowing the C9 Camera"
  • DDD looks like a brilliant event. Hmmm why didn't I know about this until it was too late to attend. Embarassed

    Congradulations on the turnout and you'll see me next time around.

  • Colin Angus MackayColin Angus Mackay Developer! Developer! Developer! comes to Scotland on the 10th May 2008
    DDD has to be one of the best community events there is. This was the third time I attended and wild horses couldn't keep me away. I drove down from Glasgow and it was well worth it.

    My only complaint is that there are so many great sessions going on at the same time that I never know which to choose.
  • TensorTensor Im in yr house upgrading yr family

    Yup think I missed some of the good sessions - next time I'll try and get the inside word on which ones should be best!

     

  • Iain Rae LennoxSkriker V1.0 Need more money...

    Anyone else from Glasgow on channgel9? or Scotland for that matter?

     

  • Craig MurphyCraig Murphy Vienna, April 2004, it was sunny
    Yup, I'm here Smiley  From Fife, usually drive to TVP for DDD, it's a lot of driving, but it's well worth it.  The community buzz at DDD is huge!
  • Iain Rae LennoxSkriker V1.0 Need more money...
    Do we have enough people for a C9 Scotand meetup? all of UK and everyoen else welcome ofcourse ?
  • i wud nip over to scotland if timing was right. I have a few buddys in Falkirk
  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    Skriker V1.0 wrote:
    Do we have enough people for a C9 Scotand meetup? all of UK and everyoen else welcome ofcourse ?


    Well I'm in Edinburgh most of next month
  • David OliverSabot My name is Dave Oliver. I'm a Technical Architect
    There is so much to stuff into a day, it's is almost like it could spread in two days now.

    blowdart wrote:
    And after An_Angel and I borrowed the camera ...


    DDD4 :
    DDD4 : "Borrowing the C9 Camera"


    I almost made it ! I almost didn't get involved in any more video's!



  • Zhou Yongfootballism Another Paradigm Shift!
    We have too many brits on Channel9 really:(

    Sheva
  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    footballism wrote:
    We have too many brits on Channel9 really

    Sheva


    Eagle... is that you?

    Tongue Out
  • David OliverSabot My name is Dave Oliver. I'm a Technical Architect
    footballism wrote:
    We have too many brits on Channel9 really

    Sheva


    We do have Brits on here because the language used on the forum is predominately English, because of this it can seem that there are a lot of us, but I like to think we are a friendly bunch and we are as open minded and ready to listen to what you have to say as the next person. So fire away and keep on posting my friend!

  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    Sabot wrote:
    

    We do have Brits on here because the language used on the forum is predominately English



    This will change as we get more of the world involved with creating C9 content. We need to be more global-minded on C9. I have this as one of my 2007 committments, so, it'll probably happen...
    C
  • If you see the coffeehouse as an MMO the British Guild and members of their former empire do act as a team.
  • Id be happy to help out on getting some community events going for the Brits and the Irish commmunity also.


  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    eagle wrote:
    If you see the coffeehouse as an MMO the British Guild and members of their former empire do act as a team.


    Considering the US is part of the former Empire I think you're benched for lack of team spirit.
  • Colin Angus MackayColin Angus Mackay Developer! Developer! Developer! comes to Scotland on the 10th May 2008
    Skriker V1.0 wrote:
    Do we have enough people for a C9 Scotand meetup? all of UK and everyoen else welcome ofcourse ?


    You might want to take a look at Scottish Developers. We are a non-profit user group based in Scotland that is by the community for the community of the community (to misquote Lincoln). And, most importantly of all, membership is free!

    We are in the process of arranging events for next year and I'm sure you'll find many channel niners there too.

    Specifically, I'm trying to put together some events in Glasgow and am wanting to know what people want to here about. If you're interested in that you can comment on what you'd like to see (or give a talk on) here.
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    End the nationalistic rhetoric, boys (well, Eagle, anyway...).

    One world,
    C
  • Matt, That has to be the best picture of you I've ever seen! Wink

    Great video though, congrats!
  • Charles wrote:
    

    One world,

     
    Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Los London are the only places C9 has visited since 4/04, un qué mundo!
  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    eagle wrote:
    
    Charles wrote:

    One world,

     
    Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Los London are the only places C9 has visited since 4/04, un qué mundo!


    Funny, you were bitching and whining over the Barcelona videos too.

    Then there was Toronto for Jamie, there's also a French video, Japanese ones and the ones taken in India.

    Maybe you couldn't see over the chip on your shoulder so you missed those.
  • Colin Angus MackayColin Angus Mackay Developer! Developer! Developer! comes to Scotland on the 10th May 2008
    I should know better than enter this sort of argument. But the pedant in me needs to get out from time to time...

    eagle wrote:
     Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Los London are the only places C9 has visited since 4/04, un qué mundo!


    What about Barcelona? Or even this clip which was filmed in Reading.
  • Let’s get a video of An_Angel on Mars so we can say we’re an interplanetary community.


    Charles still has 47 American States and about 193 Countries to go.
  • Christian Liensbergerlittleguru <3 Seattle
    eagle wrote:
    Let’s get a video of An_Angel on Mars so we can say we’re an interplanetary community.

    Charles still has 47 American States and about 193 Countries to go.


    What's up with you? Take it easy. Go out for a walk.
  • An_AngelAn_Angel Waterbaby
    eagle wrote:
    Let’s get a video of An_Angel on Mars so we can say we’re an interplanetary community.


    Charles still has 47 American States and about 193 Countries to go.


    Below the belt Eagle... stop right there.  And the US has plenty of coverage too at many events.  The difference here is that we the community leaders suggested that we got C9 involved at the organisation stages to get the video done.  If they hadn't done it we would have done it instead. 

    Maybe you could consider getting C9 to follow one of the big US community events in this way, but be nice to the C9 guys or they won't do it with you!
  • David OliverSabot My name is Dave Oliver. I'm a Technical Architect

    Back on track now ...

    One of the best things I love about user groups is that they give the opportunity for anyone to try their hand at speaking. Many groups have latched onto this with a 15 min 'nugget' talk at the beginning of an evening.

    Now I'm going to do my first 'nugget' in Jan at my local user group and it's my first public presentation.

  • Channel9 has done a very poor job at internationalization; we should be reaching out to Mexico and South America.
  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    eagle wrote:
    Channel9 has done a very poor job at internationalization; we should be reaching out to Mexico and South America.


    We? You're a C9 employee now?
  • I’m a European and you know how I feel about all this Ra-Ra Team UK stuff.

    Charles goes along with it because then he can say C9 is sooooo international, just as he used to talk about C9 agnosticism when we had Beer28.
  • TensorTensor Im in yr house upgrading yr family
    What team UK stuff? I dont get it. There are a few who meet up because they are in the same part of the world, the rest are distributed around the country, including me. I've met a whole four other UK niners because I went to DDD. Thats it. Whats your problem?
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    eagle wrote:
    
    Charles wrote: 

    One world,

     
    Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Los London are the only places C9 has visited since 4/04, un qué mundo!


    Wrong. Agra, Delhi, Cambridge, Barcelona, too... Next year, even more places.

    C
  • Thank you for illustrating my point of C9 as a MMO...
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change

    Not sure what your problem is Eagle, but we are in fact (and have been for some time) delivering content in more than one language. I can't scale to cover the entire planet, obviously, but, then again, Channel 9 is not (nor has it ever been) about me...

    I will travel as much as I can next year, but, remember, Channel 9 is not the only job I have (I own significant components of both Mix and PDC...)

    Be patient, it takes time to scale and it will require international communities to make Planet 9 a reality. I have a budget and it doesn't include travelling to every country in the world.

    C

  • It’s not my problem, as you have just admitted that C9 needs to do more international content.

    It would be cool to have MIX '08 in Mexico.
  • An_AngelAn_Angel Waterbaby
    Eagle, just what "constructively" are you looking for C9 to do in terms of international video's.... they have been doing quite a few different ones around the world with their WM_IN stuff...  

    Barcelona
    Japan
    Russia
    UK
    US

    All these places coincide with events that Charles and his team have been fortunate enough to get along to.

    One man and his camera can only get around so much... so the question is what do you want from C9... content or countries?  Surely what you really want is good content from the people who know their stuff, or are you looking for something that just doesn't really fit with the whole C9 ethos? (I'm assuming that you aren't just trying to be difficult, because if you are you may as well stop that now because people will just stop taking you seriously.)
  • eagle wrote:
    Channel9 has done a very poor job at internationalization; we should be reaching out to Mexico and South America.


    We could really make an impact in Mexico and South America.

    I'm talking about the entire C9 community helping out.

    Are you aware that the Russian effort is just one guy?

    So imagine what 50 of us could do.
  • blowdartblowdart Peek-a-boo
    eagle wrote:
    
    eagle wrote:Channel9 has done a very poor job at internationalization; we should be reaching out to Mexico and South America.


    We could really make an impact in Mexico and South America.

    I'm talking about the entire C9 community helping out.

    Are you aware that the Russian effort is just one guy?

    So imagine what 50 of us could do.


    So why aren't you doing anything then, aside from piss, moan and post links to your blog?
  • David OliverSabot My name is Dave Oliver. I'm a Technical Architect
    Guys lets not get derailed here! Don't feed the troll.

    Eagle pack it in! If you want to make a statement, make a thread and answer comments in the normal way, don't be disruptive and take threads off track to fulfil your own agenda.

    *********************************************

    Back to the point, what makes the DDD model successful?

    1) Completely community run event

    2) Different user groups coming together and push in the same direction.

    3) Community speakers with real world experience this makes credibility

    4) Informative and popular sessions because the community votes for the sessions they want

    5) Good venue, it's not central but it is very easy to get to and the rooms are good.

    6) Supportive sponsors that allow a very high degree of freedom and autonomy

    So what have I missed ?

    The thing is that it's a simple format and there is no reason it couldn't be copied else where by different countries or communities.




  • Colin Angus MackayColin Angus Mackay Developer! Developer! Developer! comes to Scotland on the 10th May 2008
    Sabot wrote:
    Back to the point, what makes the DDD model successful?

    ...

    So what have I missed ?


    The Geek Dinner afterwards is an excellent social and networking opportunity.

    A packed day so that hardest descision is which of these great sessions should I attend. If it were repeated over 2 days so I could see presentations I missed the first time round I feel I still wouldn't see everything I wanted to. The quality is that high.
  • Iain Rae LennoxSkriker V1.0 Need more money...
    Charles wrote:
    End the nationalistic rhetoric, boys (well, Eagle, anyway...).

    One world,
    C


    OMG what have I started, all i wanted to know is if the 9ners who live in this (Scotland) part of our small plannet want to meet up for a few drinks maybe a Geek stile dinner?

    And as for being "nationalistic", im not sure why you have a problem with that, we are a plannet of many nations.

    so if anyone wants to meet up in the new year email me

    Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to all
  • Colin Angus MackayColin Angus Mackay Developer! Developer! Developer! comes to Scotland on the 10th May 2008
    Skriker V1.0 wrote:
    
    Charles wrote: End the nationalistic rhetoric, boys (well, Eagle, anyway...).

    One world,
    C


    OMG what have I started, all i wanted to know is if the 9ners who live in this (Scotland) part of our small plannet want to meet up for a few drinks maybe a Geek stile dinner?
     ....


    I think it was more aimed at Eagle who has posted various comments about the places where Channel9 has filmed and is upset that it hasn't been to certain places yet while ignoring some places that it has been. The management misconception that if one woman can have a baby in 9 month, imagine what you can do with 9 women in one month comes to mind.

    As for a Geek Dinner - I'm up for that idea.

    And, as it is Christmas Day now - Have a very Merry Christmas!
  • CharlesCharles Welcome Change
    Colin Angus Mackay wrote:
    
    Skriker V1.0 wrote: 
    Charles wrote: End the nationalistic rhetoric, boys (well, Eagle, anyway...).

    One world,
    C


    OMG what have I started, all i wanted to know is if the 9ners who live in this (Scotland) part of our small plannet want to meet up for a few drinks maybe a Geek stile dinner?
     ....


    I think it was more aimed at Eagle who has posted various comments about the places where Channel9 has filmed and is upset that it hasn't been to certain places yet while ignoring some places that it has been. The management misconception that if one woman can have a baby in 9 month, imagine what you can do with 9 women in one month comes to mind.

    As for a Geek Dinner - I'm up for that idea.

    And, as it is Christmas Day now - Have a very Merry Christmas!


    Yes. My statement had nothing to do with the request for a community event in Scotland...

    Merry Christmas!
    C
  • Very cool Big Smile
  • I want to see more of Matt Duffin!

    That guy was smart, passionate and engaging

    As much as I hate to say this; a lot of English people talking tech seem to come across as uncharismatic on video (not talking about this one in particular) which is a shame. We really dropped the ball on this one compared to our American counterparts.

    Great to see more of these videos coming – we will get there!

  • benn23ukbenn23uk Ooh, techy...
    Dammit, I nearly registered for this but didn't because of the 5 hour drive from here. If I'd have known Channel9 were going to be there, I may have changed my mind. Smiley
  • Colin Angus MackayColin Angus Mackay Developer! Developer! Developer! comes to Scotland on the 10th May 2008
    benn23uk wrote:
    Dammit, I nearly registered for this but didn't because of the 5 hour drive from here. If I'd have known Channel9 were going to be there, I may have changed my mind.


    Five hour drive - Is that all! Big Smile

    I drove down from Glasgow, got as far as the South Lakes then realised I'd forgotten my medication and had to drive back again - so that was an extra 250 miles (and £30 of petrol) on my journey. Total journey time 13 hours.

  • benn23ukbenn23uk Ooh, techy...
    It's ok, I've decided that the Vista Developer Launch event is well worth the effort. Smiley
  • Colin Angus MackayColin Angus Mackay Developer! Developer! Developer! comes to Scotland on the 10th May 2008
    benn23uk wrote:
    It's ok, I've decided that the Vista Developer Launch event is well worth the effort.


    Okay - I'll see you there then. Big Smile

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